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Federal Benefits Unit (FBU)

The Federal Benefits Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo assists all U.S. citizens, Japanese, and third country nationals who receive benefits from the Social Security Administration.

For general information on Social Security, please visit the SSA website.

Note: Appointments are required for Social Security/Federal Benefits Services.
Please contact the Federal Benefits Unit through our online inquiry form.

Other Federal Benefits

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) processes survivor claims, educational benefits, compensation and pension examinations, etc. For more details of benefits available and downloadable forms, please see this page or visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website.

  • Office of Personnel Management
    The Office of Personnel Management website offers information for federal employee benefits such as retirement programs, thrift plans, and health insurance.

  • Department of Labor
    The Department of Labor website offers information on benefits programs such as the Family and Medical Leave Act and workers’ compensation programs, (Black Lung, FECA, Longshore).

  • Railroad Retirement Board
    The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) administers comprehensive retirement-survivor and unemployment-sickness benefit programs for the nation’s railroad workers and their families. The RRB also administers certain Social Security benefit payments and railroad workers’ Medicare coverage. Visit the RRB website for more information.

  • Department of Defense
    All Department of Defense benefits matters are handled through the U.S. military bases in Japan.